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Topic # 248124 11-Mar-2019 10:45
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Hi guys

 

 

 

Any feedback on these two:

 

https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/whiteware/kitchen/dishwashers/bosch-15-place-setting-built-under-dishwasher-stainless-steel-en.html

 

https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/whiteware/kitchen/dishwashers/westinghouse-15-place-setting-dishwasher-stainless-steel-en.html

 

Looking to buy our very first dishwasher. Bosch looks like really nice but Westinghouse seems like really good price. 

 

Anyone owns any out of these two or any other recommendation?

 

 

 

Thanks 

 

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  Reply # 2195692 11-Mar-2019 10:53
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I can't speak for the Westinghouse but I have only had great experiences with Bosch


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  Reply # 2195715 11-Mar-2019 11:18
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We have had older Simpson (along with Westinghouse, part of the Electrolux group) ones before that have done the job solidly, but not exactly feature-laden. But that is per the price point really.

 

If you are looking at Bosch, might be worth sparing a thought for the Miele as well, as they are quite highly regarded. Not exactly apples-to-apples, but I love my Miele C3 vacuum and they can pry it from my cold, dead hands. I would probably take a hard look at them if my F&P kicked the uhh... plate?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2195768 11-Mar-2019 12:08
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We started back in NZ with some F&P dishdrawers which blew up after two years having been repaired three times. Sparks, pops, blue flames, everything !

 

Replaced it with a Bosch which eventually died after 10 years of sterling service being on at least twice a day, every day with us being a family of five.

 

We just went out and bought the updated model rather than faff about looking at the options and the new one is doing just as well.

 

My only complaint would be it doesn't always dry everything if it's full of plastic containers, but I've no idea if that's a model issue or a dishwasher-wide issue.

 

It's so quiet though it's not funny.


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  Reply # 2195773 11-Mar-2019 12:15
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martyyn:

 

We started back in NZ with some F&P dishdrawers which blew up after two years having been repaired three times. Sparks, pops, blue flames, everything !

 

Replaced it with a Bosch which eventually died after 10 years of sterling service being on at least twice a day, every day with us being a family of five.

 

We just went out and bought the updated model rather than faff about looking at the options and the new one is doing just as well.

 

My only complaint would be it doesn't always dry everything if it's full of plastic containers, but I've no idea if that's a model issue or a dishwasher-wide issue.

 

It's so quiet though it's not funny.

 

 

Suspect thats a dishwasher thing, recently been through the process, but got the westinghouse instead and it does the same thing


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  Reply # 2195788 11-Mar-2019 12:36
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Bosch, all the way.  Does what it is suppose to do and is quiet.  6 years now touch wood, no issues.   Previously had F&P x 2, what a nightmare.  Bosch cost more initially but will save you time, effort and repari fees in the long run .


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  Reply # 2195793 11-Mar-2019 12:52
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We've found Bosch effective and reliable.




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  Reply # 2195802 11-Mar-2019 13:21
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I wouldn't touch Bosch with a 50 foot pole ever again. 

 

We had years of misery trying to resolve issues with dishes not being cleaned or dried properly and between them and Kitchen Things we almost went insane.  I have some threads here discussing it if you search. We always buy top of the line appliances. We switched from one Bosch to another on the solemn promise by the manafacturer that they were well aware of the shortcomings of model1 and model2 was much better. It wasn't. 

 

The after sales service of Bosch is nothing short of horrifying. 

 

We switched to a Miele and whilst it's not perfect, and we had a number of installation issues (Kitchen things again), it now seems to be working better, though seems like every day it either wants salt, rinse aid, filters cleaned etc. 

 

Dishwashers got less good at doing their jobs when the focus became making them use less water at any cost. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2195805 11-Mar-2019 13:24
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No Dishwasher dries plastics well, there is a physics limitation with this. They don't retain heat long enough for the water to evaporate. Our Miele opens the door after a wash, automatically. It helps, but it's far from perfect. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2195812 11-Mar-2019 13:30
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We've got an old school mechanical timer Miele dishwasher that's now over 23.5yrs old that's still ticking along nicely (best birthday present ever!).  Had to replace the water supply solenoid (Irrigation Warehouse part - way cheaper than factory part!) a couple of years back, and the plastic locknut on one of the rotating washer arms recently disintegrated and required a #8 wire replacement, but I'm certain we would have been through many cheaper models in that time if what I've seen and heard is correct.  Plus it still does a very good job of cleaning.

 

Not sure if the recent models are as good, but I guess we'll be finding out when our old one finally turns up it's toes whenever that might be...


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  Reply # 2195835 11-Mar-2019 14:13
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Miele or Bosch....
We ended up on going with the Miele...


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  Reply # 2195901 11-Mar-2019 15:00
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Had a Bosch for 17years, Fanstastic build quality back then

 

Went to rebuy purchased the biggest Miele am very happy with it 3 years in


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  Reply # 2195967 11-Mar-2019 15:58
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Had a Miele for about 2.5 years now after recommendations from this forum and others.

 

Really good - just be aware, 2:15 - 2:45 for a standard type wash.

 

 

 

Also upped our game by using tablets rather than straight up powder. Made a huge difference.

 

 


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  Reply # 2196038 11-Mar-2019 18:11
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Had a Bosch for a couple of years - similar to the one linked.  Works well & is very quite (especially compared with the F&P it replaced). 

 

Drying not perfect, though I suspect partly because we leave the door closed after the washing is finished.   As others have said, I doubt any dishwasher will dry plastic items well, not that we wash plastic items in the dishwasher (old habits die hard).  

 

Overall very happy with it. 


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  Reply # 2196057 11-Mar-2019 18:48
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I had bosch and lasted  a good 10 years which I think is a good life for a dishwasher. They do also look good in the kitchen. The interior coatings on the trays have broken down a bit and a few of the metal spikes have rusted off at the welds. But not too bad considering it is used most days. It had been repaired once, and was due to rice getting could in a valve. I had to wash it on intense for it to wash well, but it was very simple and basic to use. Prior to that had an asko which had a bigger interior than the bosch,  even though the outside front was the same size. It died after a cockroach got into the main board and fried it, which  good that it was able to access that part. The board was uneconomical to replace.  Currently have a miele, haven't really used it much to comment. 


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  Reply # 2196058 11-Mar-2019 18:55
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Im using a bosch

 

It cost  $1.50 on trade me three years ago. It was advertised as broken. I asked what was wrong with it. The seller replied that it had a scratch on the front

 

Went to pick it up and the owner was refitting probably a 1.5 million dollar house

 

Best buy ever


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